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The Deep Roots of Nubian Christianity

by Joel Elowsky

Paul Bowers wrote an article more than 25 years ago that spoke of the deep roots of Nubian Christianity.  In his article, "Nubian Christianity: The Neglected Heritage," Bowers asserts that there was a lively Christianity in northern Sudan that lasted more than a millennia. Why it survived as long as it did, but also its demise in the 15th century is the subject of this paper which he wrote back in 1985 for the Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology iv.1 (1985) 3-23. It is an article worth reading and pondering. We provide the link below:

http://www.theoledafrica.org/OtherMaterials/Files/NubiaNeglectedHeritage.pdf

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Why a Center for Early African Christianity (CEAC)?

by Joel Elowsky

Is there a need for the Center for Early African Christianity to exist? This is the question we asked a group of around twenty five leading scholars, pastors and church leaders from the continent of Africa back at our very first consultation in Addis Ababa in 2008.  Among the group invited to this consultation were many gifted theologians and pastors. And yet, when the question was posed, the resounding, unanimous answer of all of those gathered around the table was: Yes. The Center for Early African Christianity fulfills a vital role for the African church of the 21st century. Everywhere

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